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  1. Sinhala (සිංහල)

    There will be a good demand if Sinhala added as a language as there are lot of users around the world. Sinhala on SwiftKey would be very useful.

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      Merged  ·  4 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let me disable all those Emojis.

      I have no need for any of the several hundred emojis that my phone now loads whenever I want to write ":-)" to someone. I've always only used the standard emojis, and I really see no reason to start using the others. But now my keyboard is sluggish because it needs to load the rest. Can I please have the option to disable them?

      849 votes
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        109 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello Community,

        Thank you for expressing your feedback. While emoji was a very highly suggested feature we realize that emoji are not for everyone.

        You do not have to use these new emojis at all. We understand how they can turn SMS’s with emoji into MMS and cost you more money.

        The original emoticons are still available for use if you launch the emoji happen and swipe to the far right panel.

        Alternatively, you can go into:
        1) SwiftKey settings
        2) Layout
        3) Chose to have emoji show up by longpress or shortpress – so you don’t even have to bring up the emoji panel.

        We look at all feedback and take it into account.

      • Adjustable transparency of secondary characters in minimal/spotlight themes

        The ability to change the transparency/visibility of the secondary characters in themes where they are not shown.

        685 votes
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          17 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello Community,

          I’m Ryan, a SwiftKey Community Manager. Thank you for the feedback on the themes.

          After reading through the comments I have a few things to say.

          - These were designed on purpose to have a very beautiful theme that has more design flavor than the minimal themes.

          - The secondary characters are still there, you just need to longpress and know where they are (I know that’s where it gets tricky)

          - I have modified the name of the thread to reflect the actual idea – which is the ability to alter the transparency of the secondary characters.

          Again, thank you for the feedback on the new themes.

        • Traditional Mongolian script

          1. Mongolian script for latin keyboard users
          2. Mongolian script for cyrillic mongolian keyboard users

          243 votes
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            27 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Learn abbreviations: Don't insert space after dot and capitalize next letter

            It's quite annoying that I have to "remind" SwiftKey to not capitalize letters that come after dots in abbreviations I type all the time, e.g. "e.g." and such. When I write "e.", SwiftKey puts a space after the dot and then capitalizes the next letter. Then I have to skip back, type "g.", and then uncapitalize the next letter in the next word.
            Instead, SwiftKey should learn from my many "e.g."'s so that when I write the letter e and then a dot, it expects/predicts the letter g (not capitalized) and then maybe another dot. And in particular, it should…

            101 votes
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            • Add and maintain a stock Android theme updated with each release of Android

              there are quite a few threads in here talking about a stock Google Android theme. Instead of requesting an Android specific theme like jelly bean or holo, this request is to maintain a theme that always looks like the most current version of the stock Android theme.

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                125 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Web mode

                Adding an "http://"; or "www."; button would make accessing url mode simpler. After touching the button, users wouldn't have to manually type anything to access url mode. By entering url mode through this button, auto-spacing issues for web addresses would be solved. In addition, after toggling into this mode, users could be presented with a slightly different keyboard layout that includes a ".com" button, thereby solving the conflict between the ".com" button and the space bar (which would be unneeded in url mode anyway).

                104 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 146 votes
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                    19 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please automatically delete space before colons and semicolons (like with periods and commas). Please?

                    Could you please make colons and semicolons automatically delete the space before it? I have not seen a time where either mark should ever have a space before it. I otherwise adore using SwiftKey. If you can do it with periods, commas, and question marks, I have to believe it can be done with these marks as well.

                    Please and thanks googogs and bunches!

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                    • 179 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction

                        Add an option to disable automatic space after completing a word in flow. Instead add space after I have either chosen a suggestion is state typing a new word This way I could choose the proper suggestion much faster or need be correct my previous typing.

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                          1031 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi everyone,

                          This issue is something we’ve thought about on many occasions, as it would definitely simplify some of the typing use cases.

                          One of the primary problems is that people often build words by selecting the root or prefix and then adding a suffix. For instance, if I want the word “predicting” I might select “predict”, then add the “ing”. In this case, if you add space before a prediction, there’s no way of knowing if the user intended to start the next word or add to the selected word.

                          In the absence of a space after a prediction, a user whose cursor was next to the end of a word would not know if the predictions/corrections that they saw related to the word they are currently “in”, or to the next word.

                          There may be a way to solve this problem via probabilistic modelling, but it’s definitely non-trivial.…

                        • switch the keyboard layout such as Shift + Alt or Shift + Ctrl

                          For Air keyboard is provided to switch the keyboard layout such as "Shift + Alt" or "Shift + Ctrl", you may consider the inclusion of this type of keyboard layout switching in future versions. For air Keyboard is a very useful thing.

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                            3 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it easier to decapitalise words

                            There are two issues here:

                            1) the keyboard learning that any capitalisation means it is a proper noun, but this could just be because it's the beginning of a sentence.

                            Example: "sure Where's that?" - I just wrote this and it automatically capitalises Where's, because I tend to start a sentence with it. But this is wrong as it is not a proper noun (unlike Trevor, for example). This learning should only occur from the user choosing to capitalise *in the middle of a sentence*.

                            2) How do decapitalise the autocapsed word? If I select "Where's", by pressing shift I…

                            926 votes
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                              23 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hot Key

                              I think, it's important to get a hot key. For example: press 1 for a longer time, than swiftkey wrights your email adress...

                              11 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to set themes based on app, so my light colored apps have keyboard that matches them, but my darker colored apps have a separate theme

                                Not sure if this can be done within the constrains of Android OS, but I'd like a different theme for say, hangouts, than for my calendar app, than for my email app... it would be nice if the keyboard theme changed automatically to my desired preset when I open that app, and just have a default theme for apps which aren't defined.

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                                  7 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 56 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Emoji pages

                                    Instead of scrolling in the emoji section, make the emojis on separate pages, like the Google Keyboard. Especially because the scrolling on the long list of emojis is very choppy on my Samsung Galaxy S4.

                                    128 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include more common punctuation symbols in the period long-press menu.

                                      Android keyboard has 2 rows containing all common use punctuation marks on the period long-press popup menu. This means no searching for punctuation, and no memorizing which key to longpress for desired punctuation. The adsence of this feature on Swiftkey has always been my #1 complaint. I can't fathom why this is not a feature. It works so well. At least let people enable the feature. I cannot be the only one who loves and needs this feature.

                                      98 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Scientific Mode

                                        "Scientific Mode" like the calculator. Have the option to turn on a feature (whether in the options or a long press) that allows for easy Greek, Math, and coding symbol usage. This would be helpful for engineering and computer science students working with computational mobile software.
                                        Another example: it's a pain getting to the "^" symbol when working with DE's.

                                        96 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 179 votes
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                                            13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Evan TapperEvan Tapper responded

                                            Any time that you see an unwanted prediction in your prediction bar, simply longpress it and select “Remove”.

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